The Minnehaha baseball team has a long history and tradition of competition and excellence in Minnesota. We have been members of the Tri Metro conference since its beginnings in 1975. The Redhawk baseball program has developed into one of the most competitive programs in Class AA. In 2013, we went to our first State Tournament winning the 4AA Section Championship. During the last 7 seasons the program has consistently been ranked in the top 10. We have also won 5 of the last 7 Tri Metro Conference Championships including four in a row. This year, we will again compete to be one of the top programs.
In 2013, the Redhawks made their first ever State Tournament appearance and won their fourth straight conference championship.
In 2015, the Minnehaha baseball team had a record of 26-2, which is a school record for the most wins in a year for the baseball team. Additionally, the team made its second trip to the state tournament and finished second in state.
In 2016, the Redhawks won their second straight Section 4AA Championship, as well as winning the school’s first ever Baseball State Championship. The Redhawks defeated Belle Plaine 5-1 to win the Minnesota AA State Championship.
We have three teams: (Varsity, Junior Varsity, and 9th grade). The Varsity and Junior Varsity will play a 20 game schedule. The Varsity will compete in the 4AA section playoffs.
We will have a pot luck dinner at the beginning of the season to introduce players and parents to the coaches and the baseball program. We also have a banquet at the end of the year to celebrate the season and give recognition and awards to the players.
Open to 6th-8th grade boys.
Baseball is one of our most popular sports at Minnehaha Academy. We have a 6th grade team, and most seasons we will have two teams made up from 7th and 8th grade players. Our teams use the Lower Gym, our Home Field and Hiawatha Park for practices. Practice takes place right after school, and the 7th/8th teams will play a 10 game weeknight schedule. Our 6th grade team plays Saturday morning Doubleheaders.
Captains practices begin: Late January. Players often work out individually or in small groups at hitting/training facilities. Players also often attend clinics at various colleges during the offseason.
We do not have tryouts. We have a no cut policy. Players begin practice with their grade level team and will be moved up or down based on abilities and need.
All of our teams practice and play their games at Fort Snelling.
Season: March (3rd week) – Late May / Early June
Scott Glenn, Varsity Head CoachPhone: (952) 484-6724
Tom Konz, Varsity Assistant CoachE-mail
Joe Protzmann, JV Head CoachE-mail
Eamonn Mansion, 9th Grade CoachE-mail
Jeff Bosshardt, MS CoachE-mail
Dan Hauge, MS Head CoachE-mail
Team Trophies & Awards
2016. AA State Champions
2016. Section 4AA Champions
2016. IMAC Conference Champions
2015. State Tournament Participants – 2nd place
2015. Section 4AA Champions
2015. IMAC Conference Champions
2015. School Record for wins: 26-2
2013. State Tournament Participants
2013. Section 4AA Champions
2013. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
2012. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
2011. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
2010. Tri-Metro Conference Champions (undefeated in conference play)
2007. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
2007. Subsection 4AA Champions
2006. Sibley East Tournament Champions
2003. Sub-Section Runner Up
1994. Sub-Section Champions
1993. Sub-Section Champions
1991. District Champions
1988. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
1979. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
1975. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
Individual Trophies & Awards
2016. David Glenn – Inducted into the MSHSBCA Hall of Fame
2016. Alex Fedje-Johnson – Minnesota AA State Player of the Year
2016. Jesse Retzlaff – Section 4AA Player of the Year
2016. Jesse Retzlaff & Alex Fedje-Johnson – Members of the 2016 Metro West Team in the Play-Ball All Star Series
2016. Jesse Retzlaff, Alex Evenson & Alex Fedje-Johnson – AA All State Tournament Team
2016. Jesse Retzlaff & Alex Fedje-Johnson – All State Awards
2015. Ford Schroeder – All State Award
2015. Ford Schroeder – Player in the 2015 Play Ball All Star Series
2013. John Pryor – Minnesota Player of the Year Finalist
2013. John Pryor – All State Award
2013. John Pryor – Player in the 2013 Play Ball All Star Series